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  • POLITICS House committee now has access to several years of former President Trump's tax returns

    11/30/2022 9:10:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Washington — The House Ways & Means Committee now has access to several years of former President Donald Trump's tax records, days after the Supreme Court declined to block their release. The Treasury Department said in a brief statement that it has "complied with last week's court decision." ... ...The dispute between Trump and the Ways and Means Committee arose from an April 2019 request from Chairman Richard Neal to the Internal Revenue Service for Trump's individual tax records and those of eight of his business entities for 2013 to 2018.... ...After the change in presidential administrations, and with the...
  • possible removal of asitting President and Vice President of the United Statesalong with members of the United States Congress (SCOTUS req for certiorari)

    11/16/2022 8:42:24 AM PST · by C210N · 107 replies
    Supreme Court Docket ^ | 10/20/22 | SCOTUS
    This case uncovers a serious national security breach that is unique and is of first impression, and due to the serious nature of this case it involves the possible removal of a sitting President and Vice President of the United States along with members of the United States Congress, while deeming them unfit from ever holding office under Federal, State, County or local Governments found within the United States of America, and at the same time the trial court also has the authority, to be validated by this Court, to authorize the swearing in of the legal and rightful heirs...
  • Legendary Motown Songwriter Lamont Dozier Dies at 81

    08/09/2022 1:05:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Variety ^ | Aug 9, 2022 | Jem Aswad
    Lamont Dozier, one-third of the legenday “Holland-Dozier-Holland” songwriting and production trio who wrote many of Motown Records’ biggest hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas and others, has died at the age of 81. The news was confirmed by his son Lamont Dozier Jr.; no cause of death has been announced. His family issued the following statement: “Lamont Dozier, devoted father and legendary songwriter, producer and recording artist, died peacefully in his home on Monday, August 8. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Ullman Dozier and is survived...
  • SCOTUS strikes down New York CCW Scheme (DOOMERS DEEPLY SADDENED)

    06/23/2022 7:31:41 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 167 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 06/23/2022 | SCOTUS
    Thomas writes opinion.
  • Senate confirms Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court in historic vote

    04/07/2022 11:30:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 175 replies
    abc ^ | STAFF
    Jackson will be the first Black woman in history to sit on the high court.
  • High Court Gives Biden Win for Now in Navy Vaccine Case

    03/25/2022 4:36:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    AP News ^ | 3/25 | Jessica Gresko
    The Supreme Court is giving the Navy a freer hand determining what job assignments it gives to 35 sailors who sued after refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The high court in a brief order Friday sided with the Biden administration and said that while the lawsuit plays out, the Navy may consider the sailors’ vaccination status in making deployment, assignment and other operational decisions. The group that sued includes mostly Navy SEALs. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that there was a “simple overarching reason” that he agreed with the court’s decision. The...
  • Notable opinions by high court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

    03/20/2022 11:16:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2022
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will be nominated for the Supreme Court, worked for seven years as a judge on the federal trial court in Washington, D.C., before Biden appointed her to the appeals court that meets in the same courthouse. Here are excerpts from some notable opinions: PRESIDENTIAL POWER In 2019, Jackson ruled on a dispute between Democrats who control the House of Representatives and the Trump administration over lawmakers’ efforts to subpoena former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify to Congress. The administration appealed, and the case bounced around the D.C. Circuit through the...
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife had ties to January 6 rally organizers and efforts to overturn the 2020 election: report

    03/15/2022 6:07:58 AM PDT · by central_va · 67 replies
    yahoo/BusInsider ^ | 2/22/22 | Oma Seddiq
    Ginni Thomas had ties to organizers of a January 6, 2021, rally, The New York Times reported. The Times also reported on her connections with people who sought to overturn the 2020 election. Thomas served on the board of a conservative group that pushed members to challenge the results. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, had ties to organizers of the January 6, 2021, rallies in support of President Donald Trump as well as to efforts to subvert the 2020 election results, according to a New York Times Magazine report published Tuesday.
  • Supreme Court Justice Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's membership in Harvard Black Students Association that hosted anti-Semitic speaker surfaces ahead of hearings

    03/10/2022 10:18:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's membership in a Harvard University student group that once invited a controversial anti-Semitic speaker to campus has surfaced ahead of her confirmation hearings later this month. In 1992, Jackson was a member of the Harvard Black Students Association when they invited Leonard Jeffries, a professor known for making anti-Semitic remarks, to speak at the university, Fox News reports. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Jeffries first gained public attention in 1991, “when the New York Post published an account of a vitriolic anti-Semitic and racist speech he made on July 20 at the Empire...
  • Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    03/04/2022 2:52:53 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 Mar 2022 | Kevin Breuninger and Dan Mangan
    The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty sentence imposed on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The death sentence had been tossed out earlier by a federal appeals court. “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev committed heinous crimes,” Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the majority opinion. The Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death penalty sentence imposed on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, reversing a lower federal appeals court ruling that had voided that punishment. In its 6-3 ruling, the high court rejected arguments by Tsarnaev’s lawyers that his trial judge erred in barring certain questions to prospective jurors, and in blocking...
  • US Supreme Court sides with Attorney General Cameron, Ky. pro-life law

    03/03/2022 4:24:37 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    WDKY-TV Fox 56 ^ | 3/3/2022 | Matthew Duckworth
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decisive 8-1 ruling in favor of Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron on Thursday, according to a news release from the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General. The ruling allows Cameron to continue to defend House Bill 454 (HB 454), which is Kentucky’s law outlawing live-dismemberment abortions. After hearing the court’s ruling, Cameron issued the following statement:
  • Biden SCOTUS nominee criticized 'excessiveness' of sex offender punishments

    03/01/2022 7:35:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | By Madeleine Hubbard Updated: February 28, 2022 - 11:54pm
    Article was published anonymously in 1996 by Harvard Law Review, but Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson did not disclose her authorship until the Senate Judiciary Committee asked her to list published writings as part of her confirmation process. ******************************************************************************* President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, admitted on a questionnaire for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that she had authored a paper criticizing the "excessiveness" of sex offenders' punishments, which she said could be "unfair and unnecessarily burdensome." Jackson authored "Prevention Versus Punishment: Toward a Principled Distinction in the Restraint of Released Sex Offenders," which was published anonymously...
  • Supreme Court smacks down Democrat attempt to force Redraw of Alabama Congressional Districts

    02/07/2022 2:46:10 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 33 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | 2-7-2022 | SCOTUS
    The application for a stay or injunctive relief presented to JUSTICE THOMAS and by him referred to the Court in No. 21A375 is treated as a jurisdictional statement, and probable jurisdiction is noted. The application for a stay or injunctive relief presented to JUSTICE THOMAS and by him referred to the Court in No. 21A376 is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment. Respondents in No. 21A376 do not oppose treating the application as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment and do not oppose granting the petition (although they do oppose granting a...
  • Democrats eye swift confirmation of Biden high court pick

    01/26/2022 12:01:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2022 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats who have played defense for the last three Supreme Court vacancies plan to move swiftly to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, using the rapid 2020 confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a new standard. Barrett was confirmed exactly a month after then-President Donald Trump nominated her to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and just five weeks after Ginsburg’s death in September of that year. Democrats sharply criticized that timeline then, arguing that most confirmations had taken much longer and that Republicans were trying to jam the nomination through in...
  • Chief justice calls for judicial independence amid growing political criticism of federal courts

    12/31/2021 5:42:11 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 27 replies
    faux ^ | 1`2/31/21 | Shannon Bream
    Chief Justice John Roberts asserted the independence of the federal courts from what he called "inappropriate political influence," in a year-end report released Friday that comes amid widespread political criticism of the Supreme Court, and calls to dramatically reform its structure.
  • Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to Biden's Vaccine Mandates

    12/22/2021 4:16:54 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 71 replies
    Twitter - Breaking 911 ^ | December 22nd, 2021 | uncredited
    BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenges to President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates
  • Some discussions with Zen Master

    12/03/2021 9:28:44 AM PST · by LS · 19 replies
    self | 12/3/2021 | LS
    Some of you may recall that a couple of years ago when Gorsuch and Kavanagh were going through their confirmations, and when Trump was having "short lists" and nominating appellate court judges, I had a source on the court system whom I referred to as Zen Master to keep his identity secret. He is well placed, but more important, has uncanny instincts and does his research. In a six-year period, he never missed a call. He would alert me to who would be on the USSC short list, who the appellate appointees would be, and how the character of the...
  • SCOTUS Unanimously Finds That Mississippi’s Arguments Against Tennessee Didn’t Hold Water

    11/22/2021 8:22:55 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 22 November 2021 | ELURA NANOS
    The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously rejected Mississippi’s claim against Tennessee for using too much of its groundwater. In this case, Mississippi claimed Tennessee should have prevented Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division from pumping groundwater from the Memphis Sand Aquifer over the state line. It argued that Tennessee’s “knowing, intentional, and forcible pumping of groundwater” violated Mississippi’s sovereignty and constitutes a wrongful taking of the state’s “most valuable natural resource.” All nine justices, however, disagreed.... ...Roberts seemed particularly annoyed by Mississippi’s argument, pointing out that, “Mississippi claims an absolute ‘ownership’ right to all groundwater beneath its surface—even...
  • Supreme Court Takes Up Challenges to Near Limitless Power of EPA

    11/21/2021 6:58:04 PM PST · by T Ruth · 29 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | Nov 19th, 2021
    This term the Supreme Court will hear four consolidated cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. That question will impact all electricity consumers, but the cases may have larger implications for the ever-expanding reach of the administrative state. The lead case—West Virginia v. EPA—questions the constitutionality of an ancillary provision of the Clean Air Act that, according to a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, gives the EPA broad power to regulate almost any part of the economy that produces greenhouse gases. Joining West Virginia are...
  • Supreme Court Stops New York State From Forcing Christians to Fund Abortions

    11/03/2021 1:39:34 PM PDT · by · 15 replies ^ | Nov 1, 2021 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court issued an important ruling today stopping New York state from forcing Christians to fund abortions in their health care plans. The ruling comes on the same day SCOTUS is holding oral arguments related to two pro-abortion lawsuits seeking to block the Texas abortion ban. In its ruling today, the Supreme Court just ordered New York courts to reconsider Diocese of Albany v. Emami, a case challenging New York’s coercive abortion mandate that requires employers to cover abortions in their health insurance plans—even if the employers are religious groups. The Sisterhood of Saint Mary, an Anglican order of...